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23 October 2015

Building cross-cultural church relationships

Building cross-cultural church relationships

A group of experienced church leaders have come together to produce a set of practical guidelines for churches who are looking to form partnerships with Christian agencies or churches in the developing world.

The guidelines give a helpful list of things that should be done, as well as highlighting common mistakes that churches should avoid. The aim is to help British churches build real friendships with their overseas partners.

 Martin Lee, Director of Global Connections, says: “I am excited about the way in which increasing numbers of churches in the UK are forging relationships with other churches around the world. At the same time, cross-cultural relationships are always complex and all the more so when money is involved. These simple guidelines will be a great help to churches who want to be involved in real Kingdom partnerships.”

The guidelines were developed by a team drawn together by Global Connections from a number of different denominations in the UK. They were then reviewed by partners in Asia and Africa before being finalised.

Global Connections www.globalconnections.org.uk is a growing, vibrant network of over 300 UK agencies, churches, colleges and support services linked together to support churches in their work of mission around the world.

Global Connections members include organisations of all sizes, working in countries all over the world and with a wide variety of projects including education, relief and development, humanitarian projects as well as establishing new churches.